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Text bubble randomly changing color on Galaxy S6's stock Messaging app on Android 6.0

I have a Galaxy S6 through Sprint and just upgraded to Android 6.0. Since the OS upgrade, my text messages have been seemingly randomly changing color. The text is always the same color, but the ...
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no alert tone when receiving a message

I have Samsung galaxy s duos 2 GT-S7582. my problem is that, everytime I receive a txt message, I don't hear any alert. ive already checked all the notification settings and all of it were turned on.. ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Messages not Sent Error

My phone (Moto X) keeps telling me I have 2 messages not sent. However when I tap on the notification it take me to the message app but there are no drafts saved. How do I get rid of this? A hard ...
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Android up-gradation to 5.1 causes lots of issues with Moto G(1st Gen)

Yesterday I upgraded OS to 5.1 lolipop from 5.0.1, Since then I started to face many issues with my phone (Moto G-1st gen.) SMS not receiving Contact list seems empty (completely non-functional ...
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Why do I get “IMS Service Has Stopped” Message after update

I've got an Galaxy S5 neo with Android version 5.1.1. and a recent Android software update has brought with it an annoying popup message that reappears 3 seconds after being dismissed. It reads: ...
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Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
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What's “creation mode” in the Galaxy S's offical messaging application?

If you open the official messaging App, go to menu then settings, there is a setting "creation mode" which has the following options (in that order): restricted warning free What does this change? ...
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No text message notifications on Android 4.4.2

I just upgraded my Note 2 with 4.4.2, and since then I stop receiving notifications from text messages, voice mails and emails. I do not see the LED blinking on any text messages or voice messages. ...
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What does “Can't send message on card 1, error 21” mean?

I'm trying to send an SMS with Messenger on my new Nexus 5X running Lollipop, but sending always fails with Can't send message on card 1, error 21. Receiving SMS and making phone calls works fine. ...
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MMS messages end up in a new conversation with my own phone number as a recipient

I recently got a Nexus 6P. One very strange and annoying behaviour is that whenever I receive an MMS from someone I have a conversation with the MMS message will be stored in a separate thread with ...
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SIM 1 Card Full notification on HTC Desire SV

On my HTC Desire SV, a notification says SIM card is full Delete some messages to make more space. I've deleted all my messages and it still won't go away. I've clicked on it and it leads me to ...
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How do I turn off text to email syncing for Galaxy S6? [duplicate]

Somehow I've got text messages syncing to my email account. I can't figure out how to stop a copy of all text messages going to my email. I hope someone can help me with instructions. Thanks!
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SMS notifications and ringtone stopped working on my Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

On an Android Lollipop powered Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, no notifications are being shown for new SMS arrivals in the notification bar nor the ringtone that was set is being played.
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Can I mark read SMS messages as unread in 2.2?

I've just switched to a Samsung Galaxy Europa from a push-button Sony Ericsson K660, and already I'm finding a few features in the old device that I'm missing in the new one. For example, sometimes ...
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Transfer SMS Messages from Nokia (Symbian) to Android [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked quite a few times. However, please read ahead. I have tried a lot of apps such as VeryAndroid SMS Backup, SMS Backup & Restore, WonderShare MobileTrans. I ...
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SMS to work email on Samsung Galaxy Edge [duplicate]

Just go my Galaxy S7 Edge. Everything is great BUT all my text messages go to my Exchange account (work account). I tried to go to account setting but they minimized it, so there is no option besides ...
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How can I add non numeric sms senders to my contacts (for custom alerts)

I get on call alerts via text messages from a non-numeric number, is there any way to add this as contact so I can set an individual alert tone for it? Copying and pasting wont' work due to numeric ...
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Recover pending text messages deleted before sent

Last night I got a number from a girl, I tried to send her a message, but it hung on "message sending". I decided to delete the message without saving the number to my phone, and the whole thread ...
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What files should I backup to keep MMS attachments in message threads?

I need to backup call logs, SMS, and MMS with their attachements but I don't want to use an app for that. I have root access. I will restore them on the same device (Nexus 4). What files exactly ...
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Is this phone compromised? Sending invisible SMS

Is there a way to take control of an android phone and to send SMS from it without the owner noticing? Let me explain : My niece (12yo) have been accused of sending insulting text message to several ...
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Configuring Standard SMS App under Fire OS 4.5.5.1, receiving SMS works, sending not

On a new Kindle HDX 8.9 (3rd generation) no SMS app was installed. I now have installed and tested a number of Kindle/Google/Android SMS apps, but have the same problem with all of them: I have to set ...
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Schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages?

I would like to know if there is a way to schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages to be sent sometime in the future after composing them. Ideally, if some messages would have had to be sent ...
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How to make sure I have no sms virus?

I'm using a non-rooted, non-hacked Samsung GT-I5700 device which runs Android 2.1. Today I've received an MMS from an unknown phone with something which looked like a spam for Mastercard. I've ...
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How to delete duplicate SMS?

After unlucky using some SMS backup tool I have the duplicates of all my SMS. So question is which way better to delete them.
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How to stop receiving text messages in Outlook

When a text message comes in, the stock email app throws a copy into my Exchange email accounts that are on the phone. I want to turn this feature off but cannot find a setting for it anywhere. I have ...
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Disable call back link on text message previews?

Android 5.1.1 on a Samsung Note 4. Text message notifications show the text message and then "CALL" and "REPLY" links. Sometimes I accidentally hit the "CALL" button and find myself calling someone ...
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What is the 'Chat' function on my Smart Prime 6

I just got my new phone (Vodafone Smart Prime 6) and have a function called 'Chat' when in Message settings. The messages sent on this chat function are shown in green (compared to the blue ones when ...
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Why is there no direct message widget on my Galaxy S6 stock?

On a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 in Europe with Android 5.1.1 and Nova Launcher there are widgets for adding a shortcut into a contact and to call a contact's phone number, but the one for text ...
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Sending text messages to e-mail addresses on Samsung S4

I would like to send a text message to an e-mail address using Messaging on Samsung S4. I have already done it before as a test, but I cannot get it to do it any longer. How to enable this feature ...
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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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Disable multi-language typing with swype/swiftkey on Galaxy 6 edge?

I have had a Nexus 5 in the past year and switching between 3 languages for typing was never a problem. Now I got a Samsung Galaxy 6 edge and it is super annoying, because with 4 languages active it ...
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How do I send a contact via SMS?

I would like to send two contacts (name+phone nr) to one of my contacts. This is a simple menu-option on my old Sony Ericsson. How can I do this on Android? I'm not in the same building as the ...
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remove extra text when sharing links, etc

Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 Nowadays when I want to share a link, an image, etc.. and click Share. A bunch of apps that I can use to share pop up. That's good. But recently, My Note is adding extra ...
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Android SMS-App shows wrong sender

On my android 5.0 phone (nexus 5), the sms app shows sms from some (but not all) senders within a wrong conversation view. The sender's numer is +49171xyz, which is also shown in the details view if I ...
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Is there a way to cancel a sending message?

While the message is "sending", I discovered that I had sent to the wrong person. Isn't there anything you can do about this? I used to use Nokia. In those older phones (or systems) you simply press ...
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How do I add a phone number to contacts from the text message app?

I have a text message sent from a phone number that is not yet linked in any other method. Is there a way to use this message's number to create a new contact or modify an existing one directly from ...
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How to hide text message preview?

Just got a new phone, Droid Turbo 2. Used the stock messaging app. Whenever I get a text with the phone unlocked, the whole text displays in a drop down box that pops up at the top of the phone. I ...
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How do I save/lock specific comment bubbles within a text message thread?

Is it possible to make the downloaded SMS application, "Google Messenger" save just part of a thread in a text conversation on my Moto E Android phone? Example: I'm chatting back and forth with a ...
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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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Read Out Text Messaging Notification

I just bought a new Galaxy S 4 over the weekend - I did some light googling on this topic, but no luck yet. I want to know how to configure my Text Messaging Notifications. Ideally, the phone would ...
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“attachment” in message preview on messages list

When i go to text messages (on my new huawei 4x), the layout is as follows: 8:45 John Doe [attachment] Hello, how is it going ... 8:00 Jane Doe Hello, how is it going with the ... As you ...
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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I have two Android phones and I am looking for a way to foward SMS messages to another phone and let me answer with my first number. I don't have both phones with me all the time, but still want to be ...
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How to send binary SMS?

Is there any standard way to send a custom binary SMS supported by Android OS (4.2.2) or through free but third-party support? I mean - could I somewhere enter, for example: 0x23 0xAB 0x12 0x56 0xFF ...
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Google Now confused about my texts

I know that the last SMS I received was spam from the local pizza takeout; before that was a message from Joe. If I ask "Ok Google; read my last text" it replies that "You have one last text message; ...
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How can I filter for SMS stored on my SIM card?

I would like to filter or search my SMS only for those that are stored on my SIM card, thus excluding those that are stored on my telephone. The device I am using is a Fairphone first generation ...
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Fix a specific text message at the top?

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T. Can I 'pin' a specific text message(s) at the top of the SMS list? I can 'lock' the message but it does not help.
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Make “tap to add priority senders” disappear

I have recently updated the OS of my phone, and since then I have the following "Tap to add priority senders." on my SMS app which I don't like, it just uses screen space. How can I remove it? ...
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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How do I permanently save a text message while still being able to see new messages coming in?

I have an Alcatel One Touch Evolve. I received a text message that I need to permanently save. I locked it and also saved it to my SIM card. However now when new text messages come in I can't see ...